Rainier View, Seattle, WA

Rainier View Neighborhood Guide Seattle, WA


Rainier View is a diverse, welcoming neighborhood located in southeast Seattle, Washington. This urban neighborhood is known for its breathtaking views of Mount Rainier to the south, and its easy access to the city via Rainier Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr Way. It is home to the popular Rainier Beach Park, Kubota Garden, and offers a variety of dining and shopping options. Overall, Rainier View delivers a suburban feel within the city limits.

What You Will Love About Rainier View, Seattle, Washington

  • The unparalleled views of Mount Rainier from various points throughout the neighborhood.
  • A diverse range of residential architectural styles, from classic bungalows to modern condos.
  • The thriving local culture with a variety of ethnic dining options.
  • Close proximity to natural landscapes like Rainier Beach Park and Kubota Garden.

What’s Nearby

Rainier View is just a short drive from downtown Seattle, providing an easy commute to Seattle's buzzing urban landscape. Nearby, the Seward Park offers a tranquil escape with its old growth forest, hiking trails, and beautiful beaches. It's also close to the Othello neighborhood, offering more shopping and dining options and a vibrant multicultural scene.


Life in Rainier View is balanced between urban amenities and natural beauty. Residents enjoy outdoor activities like walking, jogging, and bird-watching in the nearby parks, while also appreciating the convenience of city living with easy access to shopping, dining, and entertainment options. The local community is friendly and diverse, making it a welcoming neighborhood for a wide range of residents.

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Explore the Neighborhood

There are 32 restaurants, 3 grocery stores, and 11 parks within a mile of the Rainier View neighborhood.

    Grocery Outlet

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    0.7 miles

    11656 68th Ave S

    Kings Market

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    1.2 miles

    12923 Martin Luther King Jr Way S

    Pop Gourmet

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Gourmet Store, Grocery Store

    1.4 miles

    13400 Interurban Ave S

Rainier View Apartments and Rentals

38 Rental properties in Rainier View, Seattle, WA.

  • Whisperwood Tax Credit property


    Whisperwood Tax Credit

    Studio–3 Beds • 1 Bath

    700–1325 Sqft

    Upcoming Availability

  • Greentree & Park Hill property


    Greentree & Park Hill

    Studio–2 Beds • 1 Bath

    440–1163 Sqft

    Upcoming Availability

  • 12010 27Th Ct S property


    12010 27Th Ct S

    4 Beds • 2 Baths

    1890 Sqft

    1 Unit Available

  • 8249 S 120th St property


    8249 S 120th St

    3 Beds • 2 Baths

    1720 Sqft

    1 Unit Available

  • 12722 76th Ave S property


    12722 76th Ave S

    1 Bed • 1 Bath

    1 Unit Available

  • 7215 S 120th St property


    7215 S 120th St

    1 Bed • 1 Bath

    650 Sqft

    1 Unit Available

Cost of Living

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Rainier View Demographics

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Rainier View Reviews

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  • Busy Streets


    Say 3 of 3 renters

  • Area Has Litter


    Say 3 of 3 renters

  • Mostly Older Buildings


    Say 3 of 3 renters

  • Pet Friendly


    Say 3 of 3 renters

  • Area Has Kids Play Outside


    Say 2 of 3 renters

  • Noise Late At Night


    Say 2 of 3 renters

Rainier View Transportation

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BNSF Railway Company

Train Stop

12400 51st Pl S

Point To Point Transportation


12610 Interurban Ave S

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